Diabetes

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Posted by: iSABEL VAB WYK | 2012-05-22

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diabetes by kinders

My kleindogter is 5 jaartjies oud, Ek is ''n tipe 1 diabeet. Ek het vanmiddag haar bloed getoets NADAT dy 2 sokolade marsnmallowws geeet jet haar suiker telling was 9.6. Sy het middag gaan slaap en omtrent 2 ure later was haar suiker tellimg 7.5.

My vraag is wat moet haar telling wees? het ek rede tot kommer?
As jul my kan laat weet asb?

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Diabetes expert

Dear Isabel
If your granddaughter is well with no symptoms of diabetes like weight loss, tiredness, increased thirst or passing of urine, then I would refrain from testing her blood glucose levels. If she has symptoms then I would have her formally tested at her doctor by doing a lab glucose. Certainly if her levels post a meal are less than 11.1, then she is not diabetic, as the cut offs for diabetes are a fasting glucose level of 7 or more and a random reading of 11.1 or more.

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Posted by: nicky | 2013-11-05

Ek het 'n familie geskiedenis met diabetes. My pa is 'n diabeet altwee sy susters was diabete.ek wil graag weet ek het 'n konstante moegheid,droe jeukerige vel en my mond bly droog.Ek het al baie my suiker laat toets maar hoor elke keer daars geen fout

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